Lindup

British Columbia. Railway Point
CNR, SE of Longworth, NW of Guilford
53°53’00” N 121°22’00” W — Map 93H/14 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1984
Official in BCCanada

Lindup was 75 miles from McBride. Torsten Berg was the only one to operate a sawmill at Lindup. The mill operated from 1949 to 1952, at which time his timber supply ran out and he moved the mill to Longworth. The timber at Lindup was of nice quality and of good size. Torsten was awarded the contract to supply planks 26 feet long, for the podium for Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1952.

The population of Lindup peaked at about 50 people in 1929 and dwindled dramatically the Depression. In 1931 the Prince George Citizen reported that a large relief camp of 100 men were clearing and grubbing road right of way.

Lindup in 2014 does not have any residents and is on a seasonal road that is susceptible to weather restrictions.

References:

  • Olson, Raymond W. Gost Towns on the East Line. Prince George, B.C.: Raymond W. Olson, 2017

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